Papers of the Ashhurst Family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. c. 169; Eng. lett. c. 784-8; Eng. misc. a. 31(R), b. 435-8, c. 930-40, d. 1357-64, e. 1521-6, f. 863; Top. Oxon. b. 309, c. 840-52
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      51 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The collection includes title deeds to properties in Waterstock, Waterperry, Emmington and Chilworth, legal and estate papers of Sir William Henry Ashhurst and William Henry Ashhurst, family photograph albums of the late 19th century and papers of Miss Gladys Ashhurst as a member of Oxfordshire County Council.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ashhurst family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, includes Sir William Henry Ashhurst (1725-1807), William Henry Ashhurst (1778-1846), MP, and Miss Gladys Ashhurst, who was a member of Oxfordshire County Council in the 1930s and 1940s. Details for Sir William Henry Ashhurst are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was bought by the Library in 1985.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

The collection was deposited in the Library in 1954.

Related Material

See also Ashhurst Family Muniments (MSS. Ch. Bucks. 873-4; Lancs. 20-23; London and Middlesex 434-5; Oxon. 4096-157, Oxon. 4255-8).